Posts Tagged ‘Gothenberg’


Last January, I called “Fantasy,” the reverb-drenched second single by Gothenburg natives Wildhart, “a little slice of Scandinavian heaven.” Much the same can be said for the video. Directed by Elvira Varghans and Maja Li Härdelin, the ethereal dreamscape is an oh-so-perfect embodiment of the post-coital haze that inspired “Fantasy” in the first place.

Fantasy is taken from Wildhart´s EP “We Made Up A Dream”

Wild Hart today released its third single “We Made Up A Dream” and in March will be their promised EP. The trio creates melancholic pop, springing from the fallen dreams, poised on the border between hope and despair. The music is restrained and  Ylva Holmedahl ‘s vocals are embedded in a gentle soundscapes, which still features effective and rhythmic drive.

Official video for “Over Your Head” by Pale Honey. A great first album. I always enjoy finding new music, and these ladies are pretty good for a first album. I look forward to seeing what they do in the future, especially with the beautiful white Fender Jaguar the singer and guitarist has. The album is angsty, but not juvenile or whiny. Overall, a good album.

Excellent debut! A stripped-down alternative sound. There’s a lot of emotional range, the highs and lows of life and love, they joys and miseries of relationship…but the overall result to me is far more liberating than down, which is a good thing.
Other tracks “Fish” and “Youth” are tops. No poor tracks and the sound is varied and experimental, Pale Honey aren’t plying the same tunings and stylings over and over. Going forward might do well to compose more songs, and limit the recorded tracks as much as possible to obvious A list tunes, for an even better result.


There’s a controlled power to Pale Honey’s sound, which despite conveying a certain ‘cooler than thou’ sense of black leather and shades also has an undercurrent of knowing playfulness. Hailing from Gothenburg Sweden, Pale Honey are Tuva Lodmark (guitar / vocals) and Nelly Daltrey (drums) they’ve already released a wonderful EP ‘Fiction’ in 2014 and their self-titled debut built on their early promise. Taken from Gothenburg based duo Pale Honey´s debut album “Pale Honey” which came out in May.


Sea Lion Desolate Stars

Desolate Stars is a slurry record full of static and desire. It runs hot and cold like a feverish chill. Consider, cherish the sea breeze stunner “Room,” the drenched-sweat desolation of “Plains,” and the final, flashing conviction of  the title track “Desolate Star.” If the beach could talk back to us about every torrid love affair and every tender moment it’s contained, those stories would sound like “Desolate Stars”. In that way, it feels like Sea Lion has become our translator; these songs hum like a language our mostly liquid bodies respond to intuitively.


‘If My Baby’ is the third track to be taken from Sea Lion’s forthcoming debut album ‘Desolate Stars’ released Friday August 28th.

HILLS – ” Kollektiv “

Posted: August 29, 2015 in MUSIC
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Friends and label-mates with Swedish psych collective Goat, Gothenburg-based Hills release their third album, Frid at the end of this month.

Taking their cues from a tradition of Swedish psychedelia that found its origins in the late ’60s and early ’70s freakouts and mind melts, Hills have a rich and intoxicating sound that sidesteps the cliches and humdrum stylistic foibles that often plague modern day psych.



From the city of Gothenburg, Sweden. featuring : Efraim Kent, Alice Botéus, Felix Andersson, Per Svensson. are School 94′.

If you saw the BBC Sound of 2015 longlist and thought: “Nice lineup, but where are some actual, you know, bands?” – well, here’s one. They’re a Sundays/Smiths type of four-piece from Scandinavia, which means the guitars are set to glacial, and the chill factor is high. They’re resolutely indie, although their choruses, even given the instrumental melee, are often severe. Listen once to Botéus’ soaring and keening voice over the guitar/bass/drums and it will probably recall a less sonically extreme Cocteau Twins or a less surreal, more sorrowful Sugarcubes. Listen again, and you might agree with certain reviewers who have discerned in School 94’s music a punchy pop sensibility .